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There are 3 ways to get from Milan to Interlaken by train or car

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Train  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Spiez Ec

SFr 68 - SFr 154

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Train via Domodossola  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Domodossola Re4
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Spiez Ec / ...

SFr 41 - SFr 101

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Drive  •  3h 12m

  1. Drive from Milan to Interlaken 261.1 km

SFr 35 - SFr 55

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  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
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  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Interlaken is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Interlaken is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Interlaken is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 2 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Interlaken is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Interlaken is to train which costs 60€ - 140€ and takes 3h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Interlaken West via Spiez. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 6m.

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The distance between Milan and Interlaken is 170 km. The road distance is 261.1 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 3h 6m and costs 60€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 3h 6m to get from Milan to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Milan to Interlaken train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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Milan to Interlaken train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Spiez station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Interlaken is 261 km. It takes approximately 3h 12m to drive from Milan to Interlaken.

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  • Distance: 170.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 6m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Interlaken, Switzerland?

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milano Centrale to Spiez once daily. Tickets cost SFr 55 - SFr 140 and the journey takes 2h 33m.

Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Spiez
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Train from Domodossola to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 85
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Website
Trenord
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Domodossola to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 25
Website
BLS AG
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